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Contemporary Fiction

New fiction from the magazine, the annual fiction contest, and the weekly publication of Web-exclusive fiction
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The Birthday Call

A young woman receives belated birthday wishes from her aging father, who promises her a present. But when the package arrives, the gift isn’t what... More

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The House Will Be Rubble

Hoping to gain hero status in his son’s eyes, an out-of-work father says yes to anything his 6-year-old wants for an entire day. ... More

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Classic Fiction

Some of the best 19th- and 20th-century fiction from The Saturday Evening Post archive
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Garm – A Hostage

This week's classic fiction is coming all the way from 1899. Set in the Indian foothills of the Himalayas, "Garm — A Hostage" follows a... More

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A Political Animal

The city was devastated by flood, and everybody was struggling to salvage its treasures. This was Franco's chance to get away from his wife, to... More

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